Team

Rafiq Lockhat

Director BWRT®SA, Clinical Psychologist & BWRT® Master Trainer

Rafiq Lockhat, a Clinical Psychologist, has a rich history in mental health, academia, consultancy, and therapy development, making significant contributions to the field in South Africa. Graduating from the University of Natal in 1988, Rafiq's career has spanned various mental health facilities nationwide, including notable positions at Town Hill Psychiatric Hospital, Fort Napier Psychiatric Hospital, and Lentegeur Psychiatric Hospital, where he served as a senior Clinical Psychologist.

Transitioning into academia, Rafiq spent a decade as a senior lecturer at the University of the Western Cape (UWC), where he also co-directed the Bathuthuzele Youth Stress Clinic. This clinic, a collaboration between the university and the Medical Research Council, pioneered research and treatment for children and youth with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in South Africa. His excellence in teaching was recognized when he was awarded the title of Lecturer of the Year in 1995 at UWC.

Rafiq's involvement in professional organizations further highlights his influence in the field. He served as the Vice Chairperson of the South African Society of Clinical Psychologists and held executive roles in committees overseeing education, training, and ethics within the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

In addition to his academic and organizational contributions, Lockhat has been a sought-after consultant Clinical Psychologist for various companies, including BP (South Africa), Telkom, and the South African Parliament. Notably, he spearheaded the development of in-house employee counseling centers for BP in several African countries.

Rafiq's impact extends beyond academia and consultancy. He has presented numerous papers at national and international conferences, appeared on television shows, and contributed to academic textbooks and peer-reviewed journals. His media presence includes hosting a psychology-focused radio show (PsychLine on Heart Radio) and writing a weekly psychology column for the Saturday Star.

In 2014, Rafiq became involved with BrainWorking Recursive Therapy (BWRT), collaborating with its creator, Terence Watts, to adapt the therapy for South Africa's multicultural and trauma-related challenges. This led to the establishment of BrainWorking Recursive Therapy South Africa (BWRTSA), through which Rafiq has trained over 2000 mental health practitioners in BWRT.

Rafiq's commitment to mental health awareness is evident through his social media collaborations and partnerships with NGOs like Community Keepers, and government organisations such as the South African Police Service, the South African Military and the Education Departments in the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu Natal, aiming to destigmatize mental health and provide specialized training for Psychologists, Social Workers and Registered Counsellors.

Overall, Rafiq Lockhat's multifaceted career showcases his dedication to advancing mental health treatment, education, and advocacy in South Africa and beyond.

Terence Watts

Founder of The Terence Watts BWRT Institute

Terence Watts, the creator of BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy (BWRT®) went into private practice as a Clinical Hypnotherapist/Psychotherapist in 1989 at the age of 48. He became instantaneously successful and has since conducted some 35,000 client hours. Prior to this, his varied career had included electronics engineer and computer programmer.

In 2007 he was privileged to be the first person from any psychotherapy-related profession to achieve the level of 'MCGI' - Member of the City and Guilds Institute - deemed to be comparable to a British Master’s degree.
The MCGI was awarded for his work on the creation and implementation of a specialist therapy course in psychosexual disorders and dysfunction.

Current Memberships include:
Fellow : Royal Society of Medicine
Fellow : Royal Society for the Promotion of Health
Member : City & Guilds Institute, London.
He is a Freeman of the City of London

Terence has presented internationally, authored many professional books, specialist courses and concepts but confirms his proudest most recent is his creation of BWRT®, a totally new style of psychotherapy with its roots firmly in the latest discoveries in neuroscience. He continues to research and develop BWRT® Trainings and Protocols

For more information on Terence Watts please visit: www.bwrt.org

Huda Lockhat

Director BWRT®SA, Finance, Marketing & Communications

After earning her B-Tech Degree in Cost and Management Accounting from the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in Cape Town in 2000, she furthered her education with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing Management from Unisa.

In the early stages of her career, she held roles in administration and client relationship management at financial firms such as Old Mutual Asset Managers, Coronation Fund Managers, and Prudential Portfolio Managers until 2007.

Her journey into the realm of remedial education was ignited by the profound impact it has on early childhood development, spurred by the involvement she had in her own children's education. This passion led her to establish her own remedial education business catering to young learners in Athlone, Cape Town.

With the introduction of BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy (BWRT®), she assumed the pivotal role of establishing the financial, administrative, and marketing frameworks for BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy South Africa. As of June 2024, BWRT® SA boasts a robust database of 1800 mental health professionals.
The evolution of BWRT SA's workshops has been an exciting journey, transitioning from traditional face-to-face delivery to online formats accessible to delegates worldwide, and eventually to hybrid models tailored for larger organizations with dispersed teams. Her innovative training models specially developed for BWRT® seamlessly blend the advantages of in-person instruction with the flexibility of online learning.

In collaboration with a team of specialized BWRT® South African supervisors, BWRT® SA has expanded its training portfolio from offering solely BWRT® Level 1 and 2 practitioner courses, to including an additional 12 specialist BWRT® courses, all accredited by the HPCSA. (all courses will be open for registration by the end of December 2024)

Furthermore, she has played a pivotal role in establishing and overseeing the BWRT® South African supervision team, comprising 15 highly trained Psychologists proficient in BWRT®, and various other therapeutic modalities.

Today, she serves as the Managing Director of BrainWorking® Recursive Therapy SA while concurrently pursuing her Postgraduate Studies at the prestigious Stellenbosch Business School in Cape Town.